by H.E. Bates
Wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker
Gollancz, 1936 (first edition)
Sewn on five Pliester tapes with leather-jointed endpapers in lime-green Moriki Kozo and Griffen Mill Early Wove. Edges air-brushed and there are hand-sewn silk endbands. Laced into boards. Covered in full green Harmatan goatskin with gold and carbon tooling.
A woodland clearing in winter as the sun highlights a single branch.
Wood engravings by Nicholas Parry
Tern Press, 1990. No. 138 of 225
Signed by Nicholas and Mary Parry
The book is untrimmed and bound in grey Harmatan goatskin. There are hand-sewn silk endbands and the top edge is treated with graphite. The endpapers and paper doublures are air-brushed with a leaf design. The stylized trees are tooled in 23.5 carat gold and Caplain.
The design of the binding was inspired by the poem 'Bredon Hill' with its landscape of trees and dry-stone walls.
In the summer
My love and I would lie
And see the coloured counties
And hear the larks so high
But then winter comes, the writer’s love dies
They tolled the one bell only
Groom there was none to see
The mourners followed after
And so to church went she
and we are plunged into a world of grief.
by William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent
The Printing House of Leo Hart, Rochester, USA, 1931
Bound in burgundy goatskin with a scarf-jointed section of white that has been sprayed, then edged with gold and Caplain.
Despite the best efforts of Venus, Adonis is obsessed with hunting. He is gored to death and his blood is transformed into anemones, their white petals splashed with red.
by David Mamet
Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain
Rebecca Press, Hyattsville, MD, 1989
Bound using various shades of red and brown leather and suede. Blind-tooled lines painted with black acrylic and gold tooling. The endpapers and edges are airbrushed and there are silk endbands.
'The New House' is a short poem about how a new house ages along with its owners and becomes a repository of memories. The design is based around the idea of new and old doors.